Waste can be a byproduct of industrial processes - or an item can become waste after it's been consumed.
Waste - be it plastic, micro-plastic, radioactive, or otherwise toxic - can cause major environmental problems. DW presents an automatic compilation of content around the topic of waste.
Plastic waste is a growing problem in Cameroon, clogging waterways and leading to flooding. The government finally banned disposable plastic bags in 2014. And now, football legend Albert Roger Milla has come up with another innovative way to tackle the problem - by turning used plastic into tiles and paving stones.
How Germany's industrial heartland became a center for environmental projects and Europe's Green Capital 2017, and how residents transformed a trash-strewn Rio slum into an oasis of green development. Plus, an African soccer legend is tackling plastic waste.
Christmas is a time for friends, family, food - and rampant consumerism. This week, we explore the alternatives for a more sustainable Christmas, from picking the "greenest" tree to seeking out the coolest upcycled gifts - and wrapping them without contributing to the mountains of seasonal waste.